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Glen R. Leach

August 16, 1948 — August 11, 2021

Glen R. Leach, 72, of Cleveland, TN passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021 peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born on August 16, 1948 in Whitley County, Kentucky to John Leach and Mary Leach Roberts.

Glen was a man of strong faith, who loved the Lord Jesus Christ, and a faithful prayer warrior for his family and friends. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was a 1966 graduate of Bradley Central High School where he lettered in baseball, football, and track. He continued to play baseball for Cleveland State Community College. Glen then went on to proudly serve his country during the Vietnam War as a Navy Seabee, NMCB1 Battalion, where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, FMF COI/Expert Rifleman Medal, as well as the Bronze Star for Valor. He retired from Bowater Paper Mill in 2000. He was an avid Ham Radio operator, active in Cleveland’s local Ham Radio Club, and participated as a relay operator for the National Weather Service during local severe weather.

Glen was preceded in death by his father, John W. Leach, as well as his grandparents, Jess & Fannie Hill and Millard & Amanda Leach. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 52 years, Karen Kendrick Leach; his children: Coby Leach, Joseph & Leslie Leach Davis; his cherished granddaughter, Cameron Davis; mother, Mary Leach Roberts; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy & David Meadows; sisters and brothers-in-law: Cheryl & Barry Hooper, Denise & Terry Morrow; as well as many nieces and nephews.

We appreciate Dr. Don Robinson, Glen’s VA primary care physician, for his kindness and friendship these last few years – as well as the many other medical personnel at the Chattanooga VA clinic. Lastly, we are so grateful for the Hearth Hospice nurses who lovingly cared for our husband and father. They allowed him to be at home with family and friends, as he prepared to transition from his earthly body to his heavenly home.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Candies Creek Baptist Church from 4-6 p.m. with a service to follow immediately after. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery the following day.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to be made to Candies Creek Baptist Church candiescreek.com, where he is a member, or the Disabled American Veterans, DAV, organization dav.org.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Glen or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Leach family with these arrangements.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

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Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

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